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Industrial and Systems Engineering

Welcome to advising in the Industrial and Systems Engineering program! We are excited to work with you and help you on your academic path.

Where is the advising office located?

Office Location: Baker Systems Building, Suite 210
Visit the department's website.

When should I schedule an appointment?

Appointments are great for in-depth advising, as they are scheduled in advance and can last up to 30 minutes at a time. You should schedule an appointment for topics like:

  • Changing into the program
  • Long-term course planning
  • Exploring other majors and minors
  • Exploring ISE technical elective tracks
  • Talking through decisions and weighing options

Schedule an appointment.

Keep in mind that, while we try to accommodate requests, our advisors sometimes do not have availability for a few weeks due to student appointments. This happens particularly during times when students schedule classes. Plan ahead and schedule your appointment well in advance!

When should I come to walk-ins hours?

Walk-ins are limited to five minutes per student, so they are for times when you only need your advisor to process something. A few examples:


  • Adding or dropping a class where you do not need to talk through the decision
  • Obtaining a signature from an advise
  • Submitting a form
  • Determining course equivalencies at another institution
  • Discussing ENGR 4191
  • Confirming next semester's schedule

Walk-ins are first-come, first-served. If you have a question or a situation that will take longer than is appropriate for a walk-in, the advising staff will help you schedule an appointment for a later date.

View walk-in hours.

No walk-ins during break periods.

When should I email my advisor?

Emailing your advisor with questions you have is another great way to connect. Keep in mind that, due to the limitations of written communication, conversing over email is not the same as talking one-on-one with your advisor in person. As a general rule, stick to questions that are primarily transactional in nature: 

  • Asking for a copy of a form
  • Verifying a course equivalency
  • Sending documentation such as a signed course enrollment permission slip or a request to drop a class

Always contact your advisor directly through your OSU Buckeyemail. Advisors are not able to respond to academic questions to an external email address, due to FERPA. Also, external email addresses may be filtered into your advisor's junk folder. OSU Buckeyemail is the only way to communicate electronically with your advisor.

How do I change into the program?

Are you a student who is currently in the College of Engineering? If so, changing pre-majors is easy! You can request to change into the ISE  program by setting up an appointment with an ISE advisor.

Are you a student who is not in the College of Engineering? If so, please review the admission requirements to change into the College of Engineering pre-major program. If you meet the criteria, you can change into the program by setting up an appointment with an ISE advisor. 

Our Advising Staff

Krista Trigg

Academic Advisor and Undergraduate Program Coordinator

Advises: all ISE pre-majors and majors

Additional Responsibilities: orientation, university survey, admission to major, graduation certification, ISE curricular petitions, senior exit interviews, ISE scholarships

In addition to our advising staff, faculty members provide support on the following areas:

ISE Transfer Credit Evaluation: Dr. Carolyn Sommerich,

Lean and Six Sigma Certification: Dr. Scott Sink,